Midtown Raleigh News

Daybook for Aug. 19-25


Gentle mat yoga

Gentle mat yoga is offered from 7:30 to 9 a.m. each Sunday at Shelley Lake Sertoma Park, 1900 Shelley Road, Raleigh. Admission is free. No registration required.

Cutright at Quail Ridge

Margaret Dunbar Cutright will read from and sign copies of “A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Cyclists for suicide awareness

The cycling team Rise Phoenix will stop in Wake Forest as part of its cross-country journey for suicide awareness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Southeastern Seminary, Wingate St., Wake Forest. The cyclists will share their experiences from the road. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/wfwalk2012.


Engle at Quail Ridge

Elliot Engel, a Charles Dickens expert and renowned lecturer, will discuss his new CD, “The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain and the Shade of Shakespeare” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.


Tropper at Quail Ridge

Jonathan Tropper, author of “This is Where I Leave You,” will read from and sign copies of “One Last Thing Before I Go” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Clean Air program at libraries

Clair the Clean Air Explorer and CAM the Clean Air Mechanic will demonstrate the clean air quality code, play games and sing songs to demonstrate the value of a clean air environment at 5 p.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.

Social networking for business

Social Networking for Your Business is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. To register, visit www.raleigh.score.org. For more information, call 919-250-1196.

‘BrainMinders’ puppet show

A puppet show called “BrainMinders,” for preschoolers about taking care of the brain, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Children will hear a story, sing songs, color a craft, and learn about how to be safe while at play.

Museum celebrates century of Girl Scouts

History à la Carte: A Century of Scouts is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has inspired and prepared girls to become community leaders. Discover the history of this organization in North Carolina. Bring your lunch; beverages provided.


Music Together classes at library

North Regional Library will offer Music Together classes for young children at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Children, birth to age 5, will take part in singing, dancing, finger plays, instrument play and lullaby time. For more information, visit www.sproutsongsmusic.com or call Catherine Hale at 919 348-7412.

Teen collecting school supplies

Patrick Morris, a Raleigh teen, is aiming to collect 250 backpacks and school supplies for Boys & Girls Club members. Donations can be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Raleigh Girls Club, 701 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh. Staff representing all seven Wake County clubs also will be at the Pencil Drive and Volunteer Kickoff to talk to prospective volunteers about how they can get involved in the upcoming school year. For more information, call 919-834-6282 or visit www.wakebgc.org.


SAFE Haven adoption event

SAFE Haven is cutting adoption fees for cats 1 year or older to $5 and for kittens younger than 1 year to $20 this weekend. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at 8471-101 Garvey Drive, Raleigh.


Seminar on lowering utility bills

A free seminar on how to save money on monthly utility bills with solar power is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at N.C. Solar Now, 3401-101 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. A team of experts will explain how to maximize state and federal tax incentives to cut the payback time for a solar system in half. To register, email info@ncsolarnow.com or go to www.facebook.com/NCSolarNow.

CaribMask Caribbean Festival

The Raleigh/ Durham Afro-Caribbean Association is holding the CaribMask Caribbean Festival from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Learn about the Caribbean culture through music, food and art. For more information, email info@rdaca.org, visit www.caribmask.com, or visit the Raleigh/ Durham Afro-Caribbean Association page on Facebook.

Movies night for Rolesville’s 175th

Rolesville will show “Soul Surfer” this month, as part of its 175th anniversary celebration, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the new Rolesville Middle School’s football field, 4700 Burlington Mill Road. Movies at the Middle is a free program; the PTA will sell concessions and proceeds will go to the school. Bring blankets and chairs. Tents, pets and alcohol are prohibited. For more information, go to www.rolesvillenc.gov/175th.